FTC Rule 460 sets out the requirements for claims about insulation performance. We help insulation manufacturers conform to that rule, which not only helps to improve their products, but leads to higher consumer confidence. Testing all types of insulation used for residential structures, our third-party certification program verifies that the R-value displayed on your product’s label and the R-value of the material inside the package are one and the same.
A Home Innovation Labs field representative will periodically visit a factory to take specimens for density and thickness, which are then sent to our lab for R-value testing and characterization. Testing is conducted on each R-value product to be certified.
Bags of loose fill fiberglass insulation are selected by our field representatives during regular factory inspections and are sent to Home Innovation Research Labs for coverage and R-value testing. Our certification program requires both depth and coverage values to confirm the R-value of loose fill insulation.
Cellulose loose fill insulation (made of recycled material content) is tested for settled density, coverage, and depth to verify the R-value and become Home Innovation Lab Certified™.
Faced metal building insulation carrying the Home Innovation Lab Certified™ mark has been checked twice – first at the fiberglass manufacturer for compliance with the NAIMA-202 standard, then at the laminator after the facing has been applied for compliance with the NIA standard.